Most of the country is in for fine weather this weekend, the MetService says.
The subtropical low that has been moving around New Zealand over the past couple of days looked like it would drift offshore and take the bulk of the rain with it, the forecaster said.
The parts of the country in for wet weather would escape with just a few showers over the weekend.
MetService said a weak anticyclone over the country would instead bring early cloud, especially to the east coast of the South Island, followed by mostly dry and fine conditions for the afternoon.
The weather for Sunday's Santa Parade in Auckland should be okay with just a small risk of an isolated shower.
A few showers could develop over inland parts of both islands, some of which could bring the rumble of thunder with them.
The late November sun would push temperatures into the 20s in places.
Fine today with a shower or two possible in the south. Fine on Saturday and Sunday, apart from some morning cloud and possible isolated showers.
Fine today and Saturday apart from a few afternoon and evening showers. Morning cloud on Sunday turning fine in the afternoon.
Mostly cloudy today with afternoon fine spells. Fine on Saturday and Sunday apart from some areas of cloud.
Mostly cloudy today with some afternoon fine spells. Fine on Saturday and Sunday apart from some cloudy patches.
Cloudy today turning sunny tomorrow afternoon before the cloud returns on Sunday with patchy drizzle developing in the evening.